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Lower Saxony was the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Grossmann. The surname Grossmann is a nickname surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from a nickname that was given to the first person who used the name. Belonging to the category of hereditary surnames, nicknames are a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, which can refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They often described the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. This name was probably derived from the High German word "groz," which meant "large" or "big."

Grossmann Early Origins



The surname Grossmann was first found in Saxony, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.

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Grossmann Spelling Variations


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Grossmann Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grossman, Grossmann, Grosman, Grosmann, Groesman, Groessman, Groessmann, Groesmann, Grosseman, Groseman, Grossemann, Grosemann, Groossman, Grosserman and many more.

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Grossmann Early History


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Grossmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grossmann research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1753, 1781, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Grossmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grossmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grossmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grossmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grossmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Grossmann came to Philadelphia in 1741
  • Johann Grossmann, who arrived in America in 1783
  • Johann Grossmann, who came to America in 1783

Grossmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolph Louis Grossmann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • Karl Grossmann, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844
  • Albert Grossmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Andr Grossmann, who arrived in America in 1850
  • Carl Grossmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grossmann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Johann Christoph Grossmann, aged 51, a landman, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"
  • F. Grossmann arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grossmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grossmann (post 1700)



  • Bernd Grossmann (b. 1928), German-born American publishing company executive with Springer-Verlag
  • Thomas Grossmann (b. 1951), German writer and psychologist
  • Henryk Grossmann (1881-1950), Polish-German economist
  • Dieter Grossmann (b. 1926), German award winning graphic designer
  • Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm Grossmann (1746-1796), German actor, writer and stage director
  • Ben Grossmann, Academy Award winning visual effects supervisor
  • Jiøí Grossmann (1941-1971), Czech theatre actor, poetrist and composer
  • Dániel Grossmann, Hungarian conductor
  • Marcel Grossmann (1878-1936), Hungarian mathematician
  • Alexander Grossmann (b. 1930), Croatian-French physicist

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Grossmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grossmann Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 December 2014 at 15:13.

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